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Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Just thought I would share.



Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I also just found out there's a Hatha Yoga class at the gym on Sunday evenings! That's very intriguing to me -- I may have to go check it out!



Wednesday, March 14, 2007

So today I went back to the gym for the first time since I've been sick and let me tell you --

I dunno if it's just cause it's hotter, or because I haven't been in over a week -- but I had to take it slower today. WHAT A BUMMER!!! I had gotten up to doing 30 min at incline 5, 3mph pretty regularly and had started changing it up to increase the challenge -- like slower pace but incline 9 for the first ten minutes, faster lower incline for a while, then going to my "normal" base, but kicking up the incline slooowwwlllyyy... stuff like that.

Today I couldn't do my normal base. So that was kinda a bummer -- I stayed at it for my normal time, and mostly at 3mph, but when I was at that pace, I was at 0 incline. I'm sure I'll get back up in no time as I get used to it again, but that was kind of a bummer!!! :) At least I can tell if I'm pushing myself too hard and not just wear myself out so I can continue to recover from being sick and not relapse. That's a positive out of it!

I'm totally excited because I'm trying some new foods today. Oh and last night!!! Last night I made the "Southwest Chicken Stew" SparkPeople recipe. It was... not really stewlike. But it was good. Basically it's chicken cut bitesizish, green pepper, onion, garlic, Ro-Tel, black beans, corn, seasoned with cumin (I added some salt, pepper, and ground cayenne to heat it up a bit... my husband likes things SPICY.) I tell you what! Those servings are HUGE!!! I planned to have 1.5 since the recipe makes three... and it recommends serving it with rice! We didn't do the rice, but DANG. I was STUFFED. I should have stopped eating it, but I had already entered it into the tracker and even eating all of it I wasn't at my calories for the day. So... bleh.

Next time I make it I think I will serve it in a wrap with some cheese and lettuce and stuff as opposed to eating it as is. That way it's a bit less... HEAVY. And I can get more calories out of it. But yeah, I recommend the recipe! :) But back to today....

I bought some 100 calorie packs (Reeses and ... some chocolate kiss kind...) and also I got these little 50 calorie packs of apple crisps. I figure it'd be good to try some different easy things to audition as regulars. :) hahaha. Oh and I got a Kashi Go Lean Protein Fiber bar. I slept in really late this morning so I grabbed that for pre workout, and I'm gonna eat one of the apple packs and reeses packs in a minute kinda as a post workout food since I didn't have time to have a NORMAL kind of breakfast. The Kashi bar was good... but I don't think I'll be getting a lot of them. It'd be good to have around just in case. The stats on it are pretty good -- you can check out my food tracker on my page if you're curious. :)

For lunch I brought in some Whole Wheat Pitas, a baby spring mix of greens, alfalfa sprouts, Tahini... FRUIT! And some smartfood white cheddar popcorn. :) hehehe. But yeah, I haven't had a pita probably... since I've been married? In a long time. Maybe since then but maybe only once. hahaha. I mean I've had similar stuff, we've done wraps and whatnot. But yeah. So I'm kinda psyched.

Enough rambling...


First Goal Met!

Monday, March 12, 2007

I set a tentative short term goal to be below 270 by April. I figured it was a good idea since everyone else seemed to have short term goals too.

Anyway! WOW I DID IT!! :) I saw the 269 number for the first time ever last week and this morning I weighed in at 268.5. WOOHOO!!! :) That's a little over 20 lbs gone! I can't even believe it! I am a bit wary because I just got over being sick and I'm hoping that I didn't lose weight because of being sick, only to gain it back. But I haven't been able to go to the gym since last Monday. I think I will be good to go on Wednesday finally!! I can't believe I now miss going to the gym! :) hahahaha.

Anyway, I just wanted to document my first EVER met goal! I'm psyched! Even though I'm slightly ahead of my goal curve, I'm still setting my goals based on the long run pace so that if I come across any plateaus I don't get bummed. According to the pace I should weigh in on June 4th at 250. So that's going to be my next short term goal -- 250 by June.

Just imagine -- when I get there, I will have lost FORTY FREAKING POUNDS!!! And I have confidence I can make it, too! :)

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NOTDOTCALM 3/13/2007 9:26PM

    Good for you!!!

Found your blog because you posted on mine and when I came to check out your sparkpage I see you are doing so great!

Congratulations on meeting your goal. All milestone goals are HUGE because they propel you towards your final destination in a great way!


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Really doing it!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Yeah, that's me. I'm really doing this. I'm really losing weight. I'm really working out and trying to eat healthy! :)

Today I weighed in at 271!!!!!! That is SO CLOSE to my current mini goal of being at/below 270 before April! :) I'm going to have to set a new goal soon! ahhahaha. Anyway. When I get there I can say -- I've lost (over maybe) 20 lbs!!! Isn't that crazy??? I'm so psyched.

The only big bummer is that due to financial constraints I have to put off grocery shopping till later and we REALLLLY need some fresh food. So it will be a struggle this week to meet my goals of eating some fruit and veggies each day. I still have some frozen peas... and... that's about it. MAYBE some canned corn, but you know, corn is not the paragon of nutrition! I LOVE IT TO DEATH, but it doesn't have a whole lot going on. :) hahahaha. Anyway, it's going to be a bit difficult, especially as I finally have the hubby on a plan. Since he's just starting I'm trying to reinforce the idea that for right now you're just learning about what you're eating and do not beat yourself up about going outside of the goal.

I was in here reading spark emails yesterday and I went out into the living room and he had devoured most of a large bag of jalapeno cheddar fries!!! I was like, baby! Do I have to watch you every minute? :) hahahahahhaa. But then I felt bad cause I ended up making him feel all ashamed, and I tried to tout the SparkPeople wisdom -- don't feel too guilty baby, you just have to make sure you continue to stick to the plan and don't give up because you messed up once!! And then what I said before about the beginning being for education more than for sticking to it exactly. But ANYWAY. I'm proud of him for trying to give it a go!

Now to go see what we can eat this week without ruining my progress and his beginnings... :)


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